A Gold Winner of the 2022 Nautilus Book Awards
Reawaken to the joy of being alive. Shifting Shorelines: Messages from a Wiser Self reconnects us to our true center—that place where wisdom dwells. Author Terry Helwig opens our eyes to a landscape of fierce beauty that resides both within us, as well as without; she unveils a sense of wonder about our place in this vast universe. Experience the solace of following the phases of the moon, the curve of a shell, and the solstice path of the sun.
Shifting Shorelines begs to be placed on a bedside table, where Helwig’s unique and compelling messages to her younger self, can be referred to again and again. These wisdom-filled messages, at the end of each chapter, explore how the human heart, tested by time and adversity, ripens with age. Inspired by years of living beside the sea, Helwig divided the book into three sections—Ebb Tide, Slack Tide, and Flood Tide—which metaphorically refer to times of loss, equanimity, and fullness.
“The dance of these perpetual tides in our daily lives,” writes Helwig, “continually shifts the shoreline of who we are, and, more importantly, who we will become.”